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Animal Medical Center of Hattiesburg

Behavioral Training

We design personally tailored behavioral training programs to nourish healthy relationships with pet companions and their owners for life.


Pets can develop undesirable behaviors that can be tricky to correct. Just as we all have personalities, so do our pets. Sometimes those personalities can clash with a certain environment, other pets, or even people, especially when introduced to a new home.

We’re here to help you develop the respect that is needed for a healthy relationship while increasing your dog’s confidence and understanding.

Why should my pet go through behavioral training?

At some point, all dog owners need to administer behavior training (also known as behavior modification). Common behavioral problems that may arise in your dog’s life are:

-       Compulsive behaviors

-       Human-directed aggression

-       Inter-pet aggression

-       Fears

-       Separation anxiety

-       Cognitive dysfunction

-       Inappropriate elimination

We offer various behavior training methods to correct undesirable behavior. We’ll help you decide on a behavioral training program that is best for you and your pet.

When should my pet start behavioral training?

We offer a variety of different training options and levels. Whether you want to start your puppy or adult dog in behavioral training, we can work with a dog at any stage of their life. If your pet has a behavior issue related to aggression, private lessons are recommended.

Training your dog requires patience and commitment. During training, it’s beneficial to keep up with the learnings at home, so practice with your dog for a couple of minutes every day.

How do you conduct behavioral training?

We will first begin by conducting a behavioral evaluation. A training evaluation allows our trainers to determine what method and type of training will be most suitable and successful for you, your dog, and your family. We will observe your dog in a natural setting to evaluate and understand their personality as well as their relationship with you. After observing their behavior, we will recommend a program that best fits you and your pet’s needs and goals.